Mitsuboshien-Kanbayashisannyu-Honten is a long-established store first started in the Tensho Era. Along with the long history and tradition that it inherited, the store is known as the master of tea ceremony for the Shogunate. Kanbayashi does not aim to just sell genuine Uji Tea but also to impart the knowledge of taste and history of tea. They also provide tea-ceremony experience to customers.
Kanbayashi Sannyū runs his tea shop in Uji with a lot of passion. He wants to keep the tradition, since it was founded by his ancestors in the 16 Century.
This is his calling - people who enter its microcosm, he is trying to pass on some of the earlier virtues such as courtesy, restraint, humility and diligence. On the first floor of his tea shop, Mr Kanbayashi invites you to have tea ceremonies,. Guests come from all society and generations. Some travel far to listen to the words of Kanbayashi Sannyū that contain much wisdom and life experience.
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